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9th Jul '14 7:30:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls'' contains two intertwining stories. One is the autobiography of Music/EmilieAutumn and her time spent in a psychiatric ward in Los Angeles as well as three very detailed diaries: cutting, drug and suicide. The other is the story of Emily with a 'y' in the eponymous Asylum, sent to Emilie in letters originally written on wallpaper and re-typed by Sir Edward. The book is both historical fiction and non-fiction, and one of the most complete accounts of bipolar disorder to be published, as well as a social criticism on the mental health system of the 21st century. ---- !!Contains examples of: * AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: The Count de Rothsberg was this to his daughters, Jolie Rouge and her deceased twin sister.]] * AndThisIsFor: Emily with a 'y' says this when she [[spoiler:stabs Doctor Stockill for the girls who couldn't be there followed immediately by Sir Edward for the rats]] * AnimalMotifs: The vultures represent the Asylum doctors, while the [[DarkIsNotEvil leeches and rats]] represent the inmates. * AsianAndNerdy: Sachiko, a bit. She does play classical music. * BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but it's still an uncomfortable, frightening, and joyless place that's understaffed, overcrowded and underfunded. * BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler:The only thing Madame Mournington can smell, recognizing it from the death of her daughter, Violet, on the breath of Christelle]] * BittersweetEnding * BrokenBird: Emilie and Emily, as well as many of the girls in the Asylum. * BrotherSisterIncest: One of the girls in the Asylum was abused by her brother. He had her committed to keep her from talking about it. * ChekhovsGun: The key Emily stole from the Count de Rothsberg, [[spoiler:which is later used to open the gates to the Asylum.]] * CircusOfFear: The Ophelia Gallery. These kinds of shows were actually fairly common in the 19th century; many psychiatric asylums, including the original BedlamHouse, had people paying to watch the antics of the patients. * ComeToGawk: Again, the Ophelia Gallery. * DevelopmentHell: It was meant to come out in 2008 and was delayed. Then was it going to be out for the first 2009 tour and was delayed again. And on Emilie's 30th birthday a release date was set and was going to come out in October with people getting it mid tour via VIP tickets. It was delayed again due to problems with the printing press and has finally come out on December 15th. * DrivenToSuicide: Emilie *and* Emily, though their attempts both fail. Later, [[spoiler:Madame Mournington and Doctor Stockill succeed]]. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jolie Rouge * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Doctor Stockill, in a really creepy way. * EvilBrit: All the asylum doctors in Emily's story. * FemmeFatale: Veronica * FoodPorn * ForTheEvulz: Doctors Lymer and Greavesly * FourGirlEnsemble: Jolie Rouge is [[CloudCuckoolander the girl so broken she chooses to live in her own fantasy]], Emily is the "mannish", clever, artistic one, Veronica is the sexy, glamorous one(though this is deconstructed), and Anne is sort of a mother figure. * GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted: Emilie had an abortion before her mental breakdown. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Madame Mournington]] * HopeSpot: With the arrival of Thomson the photographer, it appears that Emily may have finally found a sympathetic outsider...[[spoiler: until it turns out that the photographs he's taking are meant to be used (against his will) to advertise the Asylum girls as prostitutes.]] * KillEmAll: [[spoiler:The Asylum inmates all jump out from a collapsing building. Oh, and most of the doctors die in the massacre.]] * MadDoctor. Stockill, so much. And he's convinced that he's the OnlySaneMan, only keeping the insane in their rightful place. * MadScientist: Doctor Stockill [[spoiler:who is attempting to create a new strain of the bubonic plague that only he can cure.]] * MagicRealism * MeaningfulName: Madame Mournington, Jolie Rouge... * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Madame Mournington, post HeelFaceTurn, says these exact words. Also, Thomson when he realizes what his photographs of the Asylum girls are being used for.]] * NiceGuy: Thomson. * OnlyOneName: Emily, Sachiko, Anne... Most of the Asylum girls, actually. * TheOphelia: Played straight, discussed and to an extent, deconstructed. * ParentalIncest: Implied between [[spoiler: the Count de Rothsberg and Jolie Rouge, his daughter]] * RapeAsDrama * [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Heroine]]: Emily * RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Emily's friendships with, respectively, Sachiko, Anne, Jolie Rouge and Veronica. * ShaggyDogStory: Used to highlight the pointlessness and chaos of Victorian women's lives, particularly the "mad" ones. [[spoiler:Emily's story is spent building up to the moment when they will eliminate the doctors and run the Asylum. They succeed. Then they all commit mass suicide as the Asylum which they turned into their home collapses around them.]] * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Emily and Anne * SpellMyNameWithABlank * TalkingAnimal: The rats and leeches. * TokenMinority: Sachiko. * TraumaticHaircut: Jolie Rouge gets one of these * VictorianLondon: This is the setting of the story of Emily with a 'y'. * WideEyedIdealist: Thomson, at first. * {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Doctor Stockill, toward [[OedipusComplex his mother]]]]. * YouDirtyRat: Averted with Sir Edward and Basil ----
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''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls'' contains two intertwining stories. One is the autobiography of Music/EmilieAutumn and her time spent in a psychiatric ward in Los Angeles as well as three very detailed diaries: cutting, drug and suicide. The other is the story of Emily with a 'y' in the eponymous Asylum, sent to Emilie in letters originally written on wallpaper and re-typed by Sir Edward. The book is both historical fiction and non-fiction, and one of the most complete accounts of bipolar disorder to be published, as well as a social criticism on the mental health system of the 21st century. ---- !!Contains examples of: * AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: The Count de Rothsberg was this to his daughters, Jolie Rouge and her deceased twin sister.]] * AndThisIsFor: Emily with a 'y' says this when she [[spoiler:stabs Doctor Stockill for the girls who couldn't be there followed immediately by Sir Edward for the rats]] * AnimalMotifs: The vultures represent the Asylum doctors, while the [[DarkIsNotEvil leeches and rats]] represent the inmates. * AsianAndNerdy: Sachiko, a bit. She does play classical music. * BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but it's still an uncomfortable, frightening, and joyless place that's understaffed, overcrowded and underfunded. * BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler:The only thing Madame Mournington can smell, recognizing it from the death of her daughter, Violet, on the breath of Christelle]] * BittersweetEnding * BrokenBird: Emilie and Emily, as well as many of the girls in the Asylum. * BrotherSisterIncest: One of the girls in the Asylum was abused by her brother. He had her committed to keep her from talking about it. * ChekhovsGun: The key Emily stole from the Count de Rothsberg, [[spoiler:which is later used to open the gates to the Asylum.]] * CircusOfFear: The Ophelia Gallery. These kinds of shows were actually fairly common in the 19th century; many psychiatric asylums, including the original BedlamHouse, had people paying to watch the antics of the patients. * ComeToGawk: Again, the Ophelia Gallery. * DevelopmentHell: It was meant to come out in 2008 and was delayed. Then was it going to be out for the first 2009 tour and was delayed again. And on Emilie's 30th birthday a release date was set and was going to come out in October with people getting it mid tour via VIP tickets. It was delayed again due to problems with the printing press and has finally come out on December 15th. * DrivenToSuicide: Emilie *and* Emily, though their attempts both fail. Later, [[spoiler:Madame Mournington and Doctor Stockill succeed]]. * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Jolie Rouge * EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Doctor Stockill, in a really creepy way. * EvilBrit: All the asylum doctors in Emily's story. * FemmeFatale: Veronica * FoodPorn * ForTheEvulz: Doctors Lymer and Greavesly * FourGirlEnsemble: Jolie Rouge is [[CloudCuckoolander the girl so broken she chooses to live in her own fantasy]], Emily is the "mannish", clever, artistic one, Veronica is the sexy, glamorous one(though this is deconstructed), and Anne is sort of a mother figure. * GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted: Emilie had an abortion before her mental breakdown. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Madame Mournington]] * HopeSpot: With the arrival of Thomson the photographer, it appears that Emily may have finally found a sympathetic outsider...[[spoiler: until it turns out that the photographs he's taking are meant to be used (against his will) to advertise the Asylum girls as prostitutes.]] * KillEmAll: [[spoiler:The Asylum inmates all jump out from a collapsing building. Oh, and most of the doctors die in the massacre.]] * MadDoctor. Stockill, so much. And he's convinced that he's the OnlySaneMan, only keeping the insane in their rightful place. * MadScientist: Doctor Stockill [[spoiler:who is attempting to create a new strain of the bubonic plague that only he can cure.]] * MagicRealism * MeaningfulName: Madame Mournington, Jolie Rouge... * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Madame Mournington, post HeelFaceTurn, says these exact words. Also, Thomson when he realizes what his photographs of the Asylum girls are being used for.]] * NiceGuy: Thomson. * OnlyOneName: Emily, Sachiko, Anne... Most of the Asylum girls, actually. * TheOphelia: Played straight, discussed and to an extent, deconstructed. * ParentalIncest: Implied between [[spoiler: the Count de Rothsberg and Jolie Rouge, his daughter]] * RapeAsDrama * [[RedHeadedHero Red Headed Heroine]]: Emily * RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Emily's friendships with, respectively, Sachiko, Anne, Jolie Rouge and Veronica. * ShaggyDogStory: Used to highlight the pointlessness and chaos of Victorian women's lives, particularly the "mad" ones. [[spoiler:Emily's story is spent building up to the moment when they will eliminate the doctors and run the Asylum. They succeed. Then they all commit mass suicide as the Asylum which they turned into their home collapses around them.]] * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Emily and Anne * SpellMyNameWithABlank * TalkingAnimal: The rats and leeches. * TokenMinority: Sachiko. * TraumaticHaircut: Jolie Rouge gets one of these * VictorianLondon: This is the setting of the story of Emily with a 'y'. * WideEyedIdealist: Thomson, at first. * {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler:Doctor Stockill, toward [[OedipusComplex his mother]]]]. * YouDirtyRat: Averted with Sir Edward and Basil ----[[redirect:Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls]]
6th Jul '14 4:56:36 PM nanshe
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* BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but it's still an uncomfortable, frightening, and joyless place.
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* BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but it's still an uncomfortable, frightening, and joyless place.place that's understaffed, overcrowded and underfunded.
30th Jun '14 3:42:50 PM nanshe
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: The Count de Rothsberg was this to Jolie Rouge and her deceased sister.]]
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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler: The Count de Rothsberg was this to his daughters, Jolie Rouge and her deceased twin sister.]]

* BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but still atrocious.
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* BedlamHouse: The eponymous Asylum, where leechings are a common practice for almost every ailment. Bathing is done outside with a cold blast of water regardless of the time of year. After the bi-monthly bathing, death by pneumonia is a common thing. Ward B's inmates are often kept in chains. Pregnancy is often caused by the chasers and later [[spoiler:the men who make use of the prostitution ring set up by Doctor Stockill]]. The modern psychiatric ward is better but it's still atrocious.an uncomfortable, frightening, and joyless place.

* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted, for once.
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted, for once. Averted: Emilie had an abortion before her mental breakdown.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted, for once.NiceGuy: Thomson.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted, for once. SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Emily and Anne
30th Jun '14 3:35:06 PM nanshe
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* MagicRealism
17th Apr '14 7:11:23 AM Catbert
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Evil Foreigner has been renamed to Foreign Wrestling Heel and is specifically about wrestling and similar sports. Also, this is a Zero Contex Example.
* EvilForeigner: The Count de Rothsberg
11th Feb '14 7:30:28 PM MaxDamage
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* Evil Foreigner: The Count de Rothsberg
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* Evil Foreigner: EvilForeigner: The Count de Rothsberg
3rd Jun '13 11:02:36 AM JIKTV
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* EvilForeigner: The Count de Rothsberg
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* EvilForeigner: Evil Foreigner: The Count de Rothsberg
5th Feb '13 8:48:30 AM IronLion
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''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls'' contains two intertwining stories. One is the autobiography of EmilieAutumn and her time spent in a psychiatric ward in Los Angeles as well as three very detailed diaries: cutting, drug and suicide. The other is the story of Emily with a 'y' in the eponymous Asylum, sent to Emilie in letters originally written on wallpaper and re-typed by Sir Edward.
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''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls'' contains two intertwining stories. One is the autobiography of EmilieAutumn Music/EmilieAutumn and her time spent in a psychiatric ward in Los Angeles as well as three very detailed diaries: cutting, drug and suicide. The other is the story of Emily with a 'y' in the eponymous Asylum, sent to Emilie in letters originally written on wallpaper and re-typed by Sir Edward.
26th Dec '12 11:30:46 AM Opheliac
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* AnimalMotifs: The vultures represent the Asylum doctors, while the [[DarkIsNotEvil leeches and rats]] represent the inmates.
2nd Dec '12 1:16:56 PM KiiriiXVI
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* HopeSpot: With the arrival of Thomson the photographer, it appears that Emily may have finally found a sympathetic outsider...[[spoiler: until it turns out that the photographs he's taking are meant to be used (against his will) to advertise the Asylum girls as prostitutes.]]
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